If you’re a parent of kids that have reached house party age, you know the feeling. You drop them off at the party…and you can only hope.
You hope that they know enough about who and what will be at the party, and that you’ve asked the right questions to make sure that you’re dropping them into a situation that they can manage as they spread their wings.
But things can go wrong, as you know, and safe environments – especially with technology that can alert complete strangers to the whereabouts of the party they’re going to crash – can suddenly turn dark.
The problem is, your kid might feel unsafe, but might also be afraid of social/peer backlash that might happen if they’re overheard calling mom and dad to the rescue…so they might stay in the situation too long, and it could get darker still.
Dad’s solution? The kid texts a simple “x” to dad, mom, older sibling; whomever is part of the scheme. The first to get the message calls the kid, and the scripted conversation goes like this:
“Danny, something’s come up and I have to come get you right now.”
“I’ll tell you when I get there. Be ready to leave in five minutes. I’m on my way.”
Bingo. Five minutes later, the kid is safely in your car, free of embarrassment or peer pressure.
Genius. Read the original article HERE.
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